This area exists to raise awareness around cancers which women may be more susceptible to. This may include gynaecological cancers such as womb (uterus), ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal cancers; as well as others such as breast cancer, lung cancer and more.

This page is currently acting as a placeholder while we build out a more comprehensive area, which will slowly become live across the ‘Bubbles’ below. The area aims to educate and signpost colleagues around cancers and how we can reduce our risk – whether through screening, good habits or otherwise – and if you scroll beyond the bubbles, you’ll find some useful information already.

Please note this area is still under development.

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

The most common cancer in women worldwide

Bowel Cancer

Bowel Cancer

Including colon and rectum

Gynaecological Cancers

Gynaecological Cancers

Including womb (uterus), ovarian, cervical, vulval & vaginal cancers

Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Including melanoma

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Coping With Cancer

Free specialist counselling and support services are available for Gateshead patients and staff who are affected by cancer.

Appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesday at the QE Hospital for one-to-one personal counselling. All sessions are free of charge for anyone affecte by cancer, including friends, carers and family.

To find out more about this offer or request a session, please call Coping With Cancer directly on 0191 250 2026. Alternatively, you can also contact the Macmillan Information and Support Centre based in the Swan Centre on ext. 2979 to arrange an appointment.

For more information on Coping with Cancer services and how they could support you or a loved one, visit their website.

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Screening Services

Our screening services webpage focuses in on a range of services hosted from within Gateshead Health, providing you with a point of contact and a better understanding of what these services are there for.

Included on the webapge is more information on our breast screening service. Here, you’ll learn how being breast aware is the most effective way to keep yourself safe; find out why screening is the best way to identify cancer early and understand when you can expect to be invited to regular appointments.

Also available here is signposting – whether to our breast screening unit who can be reached via phone to provide you with more information on screening itself, CoppaFeel for more on breast cancer awareness or Breast Cancer Now who focus more on support.